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Queensr˙che - Operation: Mindcrime CD (album) cover




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4.24 | 979 ratings

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4 stars Cheesy prog metal but awesome regardless and with a great concept.

Queensryche were one of the pioneers to the prog-metal genre and with their 1988 release 'Operation: Mindcrime' they would cement their place in the foundations of progressive metal with a solid concept album. The music on this album is very guitar based, it's kinda like stadium rock with with Geddy Lee like vocals and cheesy little 80's licks, it's the good kinda cheesy, the kinda cheesy that makes you smile and pump your fist in the air.

'Anarchy-X' is a great little insturmental building track and starts off the musical part of the album very well. The title track is the first clear highlight for me with a very addictive chorus. 'Suite sister mary' is the 10 minute epic on the album and is probably the most mature and melodic song on the album with some great riffs and excellent use of dynamics. 'Eyes of a Stranger' ends the album on a real strong point and is probably the best song on the album, with the most addictive chorus and the best solo.

Operation: Mindcrime is a great little album if you're in the mood for a little 80's cheese yet want to stay within the prog domain then this album is definitely for you.

FruMp | 4/5 |


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